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  1. Comment on US government seizes $1 billion worth of bitcoin linked to Silk Road dark web marketplace in ~finance

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    Are they actually worth $1bn? As in, could you actually find buyers for $1bn of bitcoin? Has it reached that level of popularity now?

    Are they actually worth $1bn? As in, could you actually find buyers for $1bn of bitcoin? Has it reached that level of popularity now?

    7 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Not all this week, but the last things I watched were: Gargantia - Loved it. Loved the setting, the feel, the characters. Was a bit disappointed by the direction it took towards the end, but still...

    Not all this week, but the last things I watched were:

    Gargantia - Loved it. Loved the setting, the feel, the characters. Was a bit disappointed by the direction it took towards the end, but still really enjoyed it.

    Haikyuu - As good as people say. Great characters, great action, no over-reliance on cliffhangers that similar shows like Food Wars seem to suffer. I blitzed through seasons 1-3 in less than a week. I really should have been doing more work. This is just the kind of anime I like. Bright and colourful, strong characters, lots of exploration of the characters, absurd slowdowns and over-examination of small things, tournament arcs, great animation, music and voice acting (I watched the dub). Any recommendations for other similar shows (the sports aspect I can give or take, it's the quality and general feel I'm after) would definitely not go amiss.

    Kakegurui - Just finished season 1. I enjoyed it. Not decided entirely how much I enjoyed it just yet, but it's a solid pick.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Alex Jones tells his listeners to get ready to die in fight against the New World Order in ~misc

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    Wow, the level of casual and direct, intentional racism on that site is pretty mind-boggling.

    Wow, the level of casual and direct, intentional racism on that site is pretty mind-boggling.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I really don't think anybody has, at any point, argued that Linux isn't more customisable and open to modification. You just used "understandable" in what I still maintain was a deeply misleading...

    I really don't think anybody has, at any point, argued that Linux isn't more customisable and open to modification. You just used "understandable" in what I still maintain was a deeply misleading and largely incorrect way. We've not had anything to actually discuss for about 5 comments now. Your core point is valid, I've at no point argued otherwise. You just chose to initially express it in a very bizarre way. You clearly have a passionate love for Linux and deep hatred for Windows and macOS, and that's fine. You do you. Nobody's trying to tell you to do anything else.

  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I quoted how you did. You say it's understandable and transparent, say how easy it is to google things, then reference two non-techie people who can use it without help, all in the same paragraph....

    I quoted how you did. You say it's understandable and transparent, say how easy it is to google things, then reference two non-techie people who can use it without help, all in the same paragraph. You definitely didn't follow up your "understandable and transparent" claim with any explanation of the ability to access and change any part of the OS or "understand" (read: have access to) the deep, deep levels of it. At least not until I asked for clarification. But we're definitely into "pointless arguing" territory now, so I'll stop.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    The way you presented the term was deeply misleading then. You implied, very strongly, that you were using understandable in the way I interpreted. But I'm not going to argue Linux isn't more...

    On the other hand, Ubuntu has something absolutely crucial going for it: it's understandable and transparent. I have never had an issue with an Ubuntu-based operating system that a web search did not turn up at least 80% of a solution for, and usually it's literally as simple as "click here, paste this, go on your way." My completely non-technical partner uses a Linux laptop I gave him, and I haven't touched it in months. Same with my mom, who uses it, and LibreOffice, full time for her academic work.

    The way you presented the term was deeply misleading then. You implied, very strongly, that you were using understandable in the way I interpreted. But I'm not going to argue Linux isn't more "understandable" in that it's open source, so I guess we're done. You could have just said "it's open source," though.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Sure there's more that's possible with Linux, that's the "selling" point of it. But it's absurds to say it's more "understandable" than the other systems for that reason.

    Sure there's more that's possible with Linux, that's the "selling" point of it. But it's absurds to say it's more "understandable" than the other systems for that reason.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I'm sorry but I'm still not getting it, or you're just claiming something different to what you initially did. You seem to be saying "I can google niche things more easily" which seems very...

    I'm sorry but I'm still not getting it, or you're just claiming something different to what you initially did. You seem to be saying "I can google niche things more easily" which seems very different than Windows/macOS being less "understandable." I'm not sure that's true, but it's not a point I would argue against. I've googled things plenty of times for all three systems an found the answers I was looking for.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Okay, you seem to be in a pretty niche area then. And Linux, where every single tiny aspect of it can be changed and customised, is unquestionably going to be the better solution. But I'm not...

    Okay, you seem to be in a pretty niche area then. And Linux, where every single tiny aspect of it can be changed and customised, is unquestionably going to be the better solution. But I'm not clear on how this relates to the systems being "understandable and transparent." You supported it by talking about non-technical partner. They're going to be totally out of their deph doing what you describe on any OS.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I'm sorry, I'm still confused. What do you mean by this? There's tons you can do on both systems. I google things for both systems all the time and always find results. I'm not sure if you're...

    In Windows, or Mac OS, once you hit the point where the documentation stops, nobody can help you. You're screwed.

    I'm sorry, I'm still confused. What do you mean by this? There's tons you can do on both systems. I google things for both systems all the time and always find results. I'm not sure if you're saying something patently untrue or if I'm just not understanding you.

    People tinker extensively with both systems, and there's a wealth of resources and communities out there to help you.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I'm really struggling to understand what you're claiming here. In what way it is more understandable and transparent than macOS, or even Windows?

    On the other hand, Ubuntu has something absolutely crucial going for it: it's understandable and transparent.

    I'm really struggling to understand what you're claiming here. In what way it is more understandable and transparent than macOS, or even Windows?

    5 votes
  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    You would absolutely need an adapter for VGA. But wouldn't you for most modern, high-end PC laptops too? Even DVI is pretty much a relic by now with how much better the alternatives are. I do...

    I certainly don't know much about what ports Macs and iPhones have, I just know I've seen a fair share of adapters for things like VGA ports /shrug

    You would absolutely need an adapter for VGA. But wouldn't you for most modern, high-end PC laptops too? Even DVI is pretty much a relic by now with how much better the alternatives are. I do personally agree the whole ports thing is stupid though. My current MacBook has only USB-C ports. It's definitely stupid for a Pro machine, and I'd rather a selection of ports, particularly an ethernet port. Though adapters aren't nearly the issue people make them out to be.

  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Not saying you're doing this, but I always find it amusing how people rail on the iPhone for having lightning instead of USB-C, and rail on the Macs for having USB-C. It's not the feature set so...

    Lack of compatibility with existing outside systems, like removing the headphone jack and needing adapters for ports on Macbooks. That's also a big one for me.

    Not saying you're doing this, but I always find it amusing how people rail on the iPhone for having lightning instead of USB-C, and rail on the Macs for having USB-C.

    the handful of times I've seen people on the internet complain about someone in their message group not having an iPhone so they don't have as much functionality as they would on iMessage (if I understand it right)

    It's not the feature set so much as iMessages don't use text messages, but once an Android phone is in the mix all the messages are coming out of people's text message allowance. Not so relevant these days though when most plans include unlimited texts, but in the early days of the iPhone it was an understandable gripe.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    It's rare the anit-fanboys are so much louder than the fanboys, though.

    It's rare the anit-fanboys are so much louder than the fanboys, though.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I think this is key. The vast majority of people who insult Apple online have never actually used an Apple product. There's a value in those intangibles that make people who like them quite happy...

    They're good at the intangibles, the feel of using the product, the build quality, the software experience, etc. You can't put a number to those.

    I think this is key. The vast majority of people who insult Apple online have never actually used an Apple product. There's a value in those intangibles that make people who like them quite happy to pay a bit more than perhaps the product is worth on paper. People who actually use Apple products almost always end up liking them, or at least understanding why some people do.

    I'm similar to OP. I spent a decade bashing Apple and thinking people who bought Apple were stupid, before the first iMac. Then I got the first iMac and honestly ever since then you'd have to pay me good money for me to use a non-Apple computer or phone as my personal computer. I still have to to use Windows and Android regularly and hate every minute of it. It's rare that using my iPhone and Mac isn't a pleasure.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on Min: a minimalist web browser in ~comp

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    Makes sense, thanks for the explanation! Though not certain I agree the analogy holds, the point certainly does.

    Makes sense, thanks for the explanation! Though not certain I agree the analogy holds, the point certainly does.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Min: a minimalist web browser in ~comp

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    Could you expand on this a bit?

    Much like vaccination, auditing provides herd immunity. But unlike vaccinations, herd immunity can be acheived with even a tiny number of auditors.

    Could you expand on this a bit?

  18. Comment on Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance in ~tech

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    They have commonly highlighted gaming on Macs in their promotional materials, even in keynotes. They just never do anything to actually support it.

    They have commonly highlighted gaming on Macs in their promotional materials, even in keynotes. They just never do anything to actually support it.

    8 votes
  19. Comment on Reddit introduces new "Start Chatting" feature across many subreddits, AskHistorians goes dark for 1 hour in protest to broken promises in ~tech

  20. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    Fair enough. I just can't sympathise. They can keep using it unsupported, upgrade to the free upgrade, or swap to another OS. Just seems greedy to expect indefinite support.

    Fair enough. I just can't sympathise. They can keep using it unsupported, upgrade to the free upgrade, or swap to another OS. Just seems greedy to expect indefinite support.